Untitled (Bust of Manami Yuka)
'Untitled (Bust of Manami Yuka)' is a stoneware ceramic sculpture by Louise Hapton from the '5 Years 5 Psych Wards' series.
The "5 Years 5 Psych Wards" series retraces the artist's hospitalisation from age 11 to 16 in different children's units after a suicide attempt. Her past delirium is explained through artwork.
Yuka was one of the "entities" that possessed Louise when she was younger. She was a Japanese fourteen-year-old half-wolf albino girl. Yuka strongly hated humanity and wanted to take revenge on mankind due to her past as a human (which will be told in another piece).
She always had knives on her. Ready to pierce through flesh. By far, out of the three personalities that took over Louise's brain, she was the most evil. But somehow, she is the one the artist has most pity for.
This is the first 3D piece representing Yuka and one of Louise Hapton's first ceramic busts.
Signed by the artist
Made in 2023
Clay, underglazes and glaze (stoneware)